Rapper Bow-Wow has been arrested by police in Atlanta

Rapper Bow-Wow has been arrested by police in Atlanta

Rapper and musician Shad Moss, aka Bow-Wow, has been arrested by police in Atlanta, following a report of a violent altercation with a woman. He was arrested by law enforcement in the early morning of Saturday, February 2, and was accused of assaulting a woman at 205 12th Street at approximately 4:15 am.

The accuser has been identified as a woman named Leslie Holden. When officers arrived at the scene, both Holden and Moss had sustained visible injuries, and officers had a difficult time determining who was the true aggressor. Both parties arrested and taken to the Fulton County jail, although Bow-Wow has now made bail. The two were both charged with battery.

An image of rapper Bow-Wow. Credit: Getty

Moss' lawyer, Attorney Joe S. Habachy, has released a statement which claims Bow-Wow was wrongfully arrested after Holden beat Bow-Wow with a lamp, bit him and spit on him. "Shad 'Bow-Wow' Moss was wrongfully arrested earlier this morning for the first time after being beaten by an out of control intoxicated female, Ms Leslie Holden, in an Atlanta condominium," he stated.

"The only two independent witnesses both corroborated his version of events indicating that Ms Holden was simply out of control and was without a doubt the primary aggressor.  For no logical reason officers arrested both parties despite having clear-cut evidence that Bow-Wow was the victim in the case."

"Ms Holden beat him with a lamp, bit him on his side, and spit on him while Bow-Wow continually made efforts to avoid her.  Bow-Wow suffered multiple injuries, some of which are visible in his mugshot. Ms Holden's mugshot, on the other hand, speaks for itself, despite her allegation to police that she broke a fingernail."

The rapper had allegedly been in Atlanta promoting a Super Bowl LIII pop-up shop for his mother ahead of the game. This isn't the first time that the rapper has provoked controversy. Back in 2012, Bow-Wow claimed to be completely broke: stating that he was 'only' making $4,000 dollars a month and only had $1,500 in his checking account; adding that most of his earnings were being spent on child support payments.

In a later interview concerning his financial situation, Moss would address this issue by stating: "One thing about me, I'm a smart guy. Very smart. Things that I do, are for reasons. Things that I don't do are for reasons. So for myself, I'm comfortable, very comfortable. For me, it's all about the work. But as far as rumors, those are people's opinions -- until you see me on a corner with a cardboard box saying I'll tap dance for food or canned goods, then you can say that [I'm broke]."